We have a number of learners that have been transferred from another provider, this provider is no longer in business. Some of the learners have been on programme for 12 months or so but require 5 or 6 months of learning to complete the apprenticeship. On the ILR data return, do we need to put the learners original start date with the previous provider or the start date with us. If we put the start date with us with a completion date 6 months in the future, we have an error as it doesn’t meet the minimum apprenticeship length?
The concern is that you are limited in what fee you can negotiate with the employer – particularly if the previous provider hadn’t doen as much work as expected – and it depends on what the previous provider drew down before they went bust. Just thinking it might be of interest to you.